I wouldn’t usually start a review by saying “This is book three in a series”, but in this case I think I have to.
The first two Detective Megan Carpenter are brilliant, and this book is no different, but of all the series I’ve ever read this one has to be read in sequence.
The story picks up about a month after Waters Edge, the second book, ends; and it starts with a bang.
The opening few pages are some of the grisliest I’ve read as one of Megan’s friends, from her previous life, is killed.
Trying to keep her secret past, a secret from everybody who doesn’t know, and that’s just about everybody, whilst trying to investigate the murder of a person who was integral to it.
To protect her past she has to go back and investigate the murder of 3 people. But the more she digs the closer she comes to exposing her own secrets
What makes matters worse is the modern day killer is leaving clues to Megan’s link to victim and one of the historic murders.
This book is right at the top of the psychological thriller list. In fact this is more a thriller series than a cop series and for that reason it’s one of my favourite reads.
Megan is not the easiest character to like, as a person, but she’s growing on me as her hard ass personality starts to melt a bit.
The settings and the crimes are seriously some of the best in current fiction.
But, it’s the story across the series that has me hooked.
I hope there will be more to come.
Pages: 270 Publisher: Bookouture Publishing date: 4th December 2020